Reviews and Problems with Canon EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM
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Value for money 8
Overall quality 10
6 May 2014
Conclusion: I have owned the lens for almost 3 years. I has performed admirably and has done everything that I have asked it to do. When used within its design range, you cannot have a better partner waiting on you to call it into action. I have never been disappointed with it. Some comment that it is heavy. It is only 8 oz. heavier that the 70-200 F2.8 and no one complains about that one. I have carried it afield on numerous occasions and have not been made weary from the weight.
Pros: Fast auto-focus, Superior build quality, Super-sharp images
Summary: I have really enjoyed using this lens at Christmas. You don't go "unnoticed" when you have it attached to your camera though. When you see in the reviews that this lens is HEAVY, believe it. I knew this going in, so I was somewhat prepared. I am now looking for a camera sling to help alleviate the weight while not in use. The normal camera strap that goes around your neck isn't enough.
Summary: Although this lens is heavy, it is my primary walking around lens. It does fall off a bit at the extremes and is isn't great in dim light, it is by far my favorite lens. I rented it twice before purchasing it, so I was aware of the weight. I good camera strap will help with the heft of it and it works great on a tripod.
Summary: I got this for replace my older Canon Lens zoom 70-300 mm . Well made heavy, solid product. Tested on long range zoom made slightly on sides distortion but acceptable. So far couldn't t find better for Canon 6D.
Summary: I purchased this for my recent trip to Europe to cut down on my travel bag. It worked great. It is a quality lens and provides all I need for most situations. I have not critically reviewed performance at the largest apertures in wide angle mode, but I tried to use a medium aperture based on reviews I read.